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VOGEL RETREAT CENTER: Shakopee Lake Lodge
Our only year-round facility is one you will want to come back to!.
Meeting and Lodging all in one place... any time of the year.
27 rooms each with its own bathroom and shower
Room configurations include full bed with 3-4 twin beds, other rooms house up to 6 youth in single and three twin bunk configuration
90% of our units are newley remodeled with wood wainscot and newer bedding.
We will assign meeting spaces dependent upon size of your group and other groups using the facility at the same time.
UPPER FIRESIDE: 25-75 people capacity, depending upon configuration
Main floor lounge with cushy chairs, large screen TV, wood burning fireplace, large wrap around deck, and a great view of Lake Shakopee. Optionally, tables and chairs can be set up to accommodate conference meetings, worship, or theater style presentations. Also included: mini-fridge and snack counter
NORTHWOODS ROOM: 25- 50 people capacity depending upon configuration
Lower level gathering room with sunken conversation pit and gas fireplace, with walk-out patio to Lake Shakopee. Connected side room for breakout space or table activities. Also included: wide screen TV, overhead projection, mini-fridge, and snack counter.
COFFEEHOUSE and CAFE: 10-25 people capacity
Gathering space in the lower level for small groups, movie watching, and presentation. Cushy seating and (coming in the future, gas fireplace) Located adjacent to the Cafe.
Also included: TV and work tables.
LABERYNTH: Up to 75 people capacity
SEASONAL DINING in the new "GARDEN OF EATIN"
You will love our new lower lakeside dining area which overlooks the shores of Shakopee. Enjoy your meals while you take in the beauty of creation which surrounds us. Wood burning fireplace, located adjacent to our full service Kitchen, this space can also be reconfigured to many different uses for larger group gatherings.
Much of our grounds and buildings are in use only during the non-heating months of May through October. These seasonal buildings provide excellent opportunities for youth camps, family reunions, sports camps, and value seeking retreat events. Check out our park-like setting and help us dream with you!
The Braun Memorial Chapel offers inspirational gathering space for up to 250 people. Folding chair seating can be set up to your special needs. Tables are available for conference style set up.Sound system and overhead projection is available. There is no internet access in this building. Heating is possible through November. Bathrooms are located within the building.
Nice lakeside lounge for groups of up to 16. Gas fireplace. Deck.
Chapel Meeting Rooms (2)
Small classrooms available for small group.
Our summer dining facility was the first structure built in 1949. It continues to serve us as dining room and rainy day activity space for up to 200 people. The atttached full service commercial kitchen has fed literally thousands over the years! The rustic exposed beams and large stone fireplace highlight the room. There is a stage for presentations and talent shows, and a sound system is available. The summer camp store is also located here.
We are excited to announce the remodeling of our summer housing! We have converted two of our summer dorms into lodges which provide individual cabin spaces and lounge areas for our seasonal guests. Pine Needle Lodge offers three cabins housing 8 youth each, plus a counselor/staff room. Woodland consists of 5 summer housing units, each housing 8-10 campers and includes 3 summer staff bedrooms. New larger windows provide more fresh air and lots of light! New bunks in each bunkroom, new individual cabin entrances, and upgraded common bathroom areas increase comfort and appeal. Each cabin has their own lounge area to hang out in and do group devotions and rainy day Bible studies. You are gonna love the changes!
Unavailable at the present time
Needle Lodge- Boys (capacity 36 bed)
Lodge- Girls (capacity 56 beds)